E-fact 55 — safe maintenance of fishing vessels

EU & international information
EU
English
2011

Description

This e-fact provides information on the hazards associated with the maintenance of fishing vessels, and summarises the essential principles of ensuring safe and effective maintenance operations on board fishing vessels. It also contains some recommendations for preventive measures to control risks during these operations.

Other data

Sector / Industry covered: 
Pêche
Provider: 
European Agency for Safety and Health at Work
Tasks covered: 
Applying Glues or Sealants
Applying Surface Coatings
Cleaning or Disinfecting
Working Outdoors
Biological hazard: 
Viruses
Bacteria
Parasites
Hazard - physical state: 
Aerosols
Gases
Liquids
Exposure route: 
Dermal contact
Inhalation
Sharps and cuts
Substance Description: 

Chemicals including solvents, paints, glues, polyester, epoxy resins, wood preservatives, welding fumes. Repairs and maintenance operations exposed to refrigerants like ammonia and Freon. Repairs and maintenance operations exposed to refrigerants like ammonia and freon.Carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide and sulphur dioxide are byproducts of combustion. Methane and hydrogen sulphide gases are produced by rotting fish.

Prevention measures: 
Level 2. Technical measures, e.g. local exhaust ventilation
Level 3. Reducing / minimising the risk by personal measures (PPE)
Training / guidance
Purpose of the material: 
Awareness raising
Guidance
Target group: 
Employers
Managers
Safety officers
Workers

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